I wonder if you are already feeling a little weary & a little bummed and it’s only a few weeks into the summer. You had all these hopes of being a LIGHT to your family(or friends)–of serving and praying and sharing and all you feel like you’ve done is sleep, watch Netflix, and go get froyo(those are excellent things btw!) Don’t worry- each day brings new mercies and new opportunities to love your family. Don’t believe the lie that you have “already blown your witness” or “you have already missed too many opportunities” or “you have already been too unloving.” You can make a plan today to reach your family with the hope of Christ—no matter how difficult you feel it is to love those closest to you and no matter how unloving you feel you have been.
You are the light of the world–like a city on a hilltop that can not be hidden. Matthew 5:14
I found this list here—it offers 10 ways to continue to be a light to your family while you are home–I think it was written with Christmas break in mind but all the principles still apply.
ALSO, today is a GIVEAWAY day and 2 *lucky* winners will receive a copy of the book “Bringing the Gospel Home” by Randy Newman. It’s an excellent book about how to love and share the gospel with your family. Here is what Randy Newman says, “Whenever I have spoken about evangelism, the number one question I get asked is, “How do I witness to my family.” Often the question is posed with tears and anguish. So I decided to tackle this emotionally charged topic by focusing on the goodness of the gospel, the high priority of family, and the complexity of communication. My goal in writing this book is to offer people hope by pointing them to scripture and telling a variety of stories of others who have witnessed to family.”
Also, just for fun both winners will receive 8 cute note cards with envelopes, a role of washi tape, and a journal!